Author Archives: Amit Sachdev

April 2012 evaluations out- 21 New Graduates with World Wide Sires

Tweet In the most recent evaluations (April 2012), 21 new graduates move into the active line up with World Wide Sires. The new sires truly offer bulls that transmit high milk yields, exceptional type, superior health traits and provide outcross opportunities. The new graduates are sired by 13 different sires, and 19 maternal grandsires. As [...]

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Presentations made by WWS team in Pune in Sept 2011

Tweet WWS team was in India in the first week of Sept 2011 and made presentations at a small seminar in Oune. The presentations can be downloaded using the link below 1. Genetic Evaluations by Ole Meland Genetic Evaluations in USA – sept 2011 2. Genomics by Ole Meland Genomics – the new tool – [...]

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US Dairy Fertility Data – Advantage World Wide Sires

Tweet As per the new guidelines issues by GOI in Feb 2011, Sire Conception Rate (SCR) is an important criterion for the bull selection. Starting in August 2008, sire conception rate (SCR), a new and more accurate evaluation of the fertility of artificial-insemination (AI) service-sire fertility was made available to dairy producers from USDA and is [...]

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WWS – e news – May 2011

Tweet The April Evaluations were out in the first week of April 2011. Lot of new entrants and data The newest class of WWS bulls offers something for everyone: • High milk production: eight bulls >1300 PTAM – New breed leader is 7HO9441 JAYVEN at +2794 – 14HO5647 DAVIS is No. 6 in the breed [...]

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ENVIRONMENT AND FODDER – two factors for profitable dairy farming

Tweet Providing a Comfortable Environment is the key to optimum milk production and helps the animal to consume feed When ambient temperatures are greater than 20°C cow performance will be decreased. As temperatures increase the impact is greater and will not only result in a loss of milk production, but will have a significant impact [...]

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Heat Detection and when to perform AI- a review

Tweet A blog post – dated Apr 14, 2010 provided detailed information on Estrus Detection, but was more theoretical. Let us look at some pictures to visualize when is the animal is in heat, its signs and when is the best time to inseminate. The pictures in this blog are contributed by Mr.Joel Mergler, Vice [...]

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First of female calves using semen supplied by WWS born in Punjab

Tweet The first female calf from the World Wide Sires semen imported by Progressive Dairy Farmers Association (PDFA) was born at Mr.Ranjeet Singh’s Farm, Gurukirpa Dairy, District Moga, Punjab early this month. The semen of CARL-A MACHOMAN ADAM-ET (14HO04460 – CARL) was used, whose daughter’s average is 11,622 kg, with 3.9% fat and lifetime production [...]

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Feeding Strategies during Dry and Transition Period

Tweet Nutrition management influences the health, production, and reproduction in the dairy animals. Dry and transition animal nutrition must be carefully managed to prevent metabolic disorders/diseases that can adversely affect reproductive performance of the dairy herd in the long run. Dry animal nutrition and feeding management should optimize nutrient intake with priority placed first on [...]

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Why a dry period for cows and management tips

Tweet The mammary gland of the dairy cow requires a non-lactating (dry) period prior to an impending parturition to optimize milk production in the subsequent lactation. This period is called the dry period, and it includes the time between halting of milk removal (milk stasis) and the subsequent calving. Generally, 50 to 60 days is [...]

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Managing Heat Stress

Tweet Heat stress occurs when a dairy cow’s heat load is greater than her capacity to lose heat. Heat stress effects include: increased respiration rate, increased water intake, increased sweating, decrease in dry matter intake, slower rate of feed passage, blood flow to internal organs, milk production and poor reproductive performance. The lower milk production and reproductive performance also causes economic [...]

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